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Journey to Crossrail

Railways Under London, From Brunel to the Elizabeth Line



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Why did London have to wait so long for a main line railway beneath its streets? For a few years in the mid-nineteenth century, Isambard Kingdom Brunel's broad gauge Great Western trains ran from Reading to Faringdon. Now, after many false starts, his vision is being realised as the Elizabeth Line carries passengers from Reading to the City once again and beyond Essex to Kent, using engineering that would have earned the admiration of the greatest Victorian engineers. London historian Stephen Halliday presents an engaging discussion of the fascinating origins and heroic engineering that made it all possible. 130 illustrations, 8 colour plates

Product code: 9780750987851

ISBN 9780750987851
No. Of Pages 176
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156
Publisher The History Press Ltd
The story of London's main line railway beneath the streets, from its origins in the nineteenth century to its opening in the second decade of the twenty-first century